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Planning developments

The County Council is responsible for preparing the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Local Plan. It forms part of the Development Plan for Cambridgeshire with the following documents:

There is also a supplementary planning document which has been adopted by the County Council related to the Minerals and Waste Local Plan:

RECAP Waste Management Design Guide

National planning

National planning is carried out by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and provides the basis for planning in this country by means of:

  • legislation
  • regulations
  • guidance

To find out more on National Planning go to the GOV.UK website.

District councils' local plans

Cambridgeshire City and the other district councils within Cambridgeshire prepare local development plans which are intended to provide guidance on the use of land and the criteria upon which to decide planning applications.

However, some local plans are the responsibility of the County Council and in Cambridgeshire this applies to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Development Plan (MWLP).

The MWLP sets out the policies against which planning applications for mineral and waste development are determined. Alongside the policies in the relevant district local plan, national planning policy (contained in the National Planning Policy Framework) and other material planning considerations.